(Closed) Can my mom wear this dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think the color is the problem, it will probably look nice if you mom kind of matches the bridesmaids in pictures. and black and white are worn to weddings, the dress just shouldn’t be all white. But this dress looks like it’s for a 20 yr old going out to a club, very flashy?  it’s really hard to tell though since it looks like WB screwed up your pic.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

I agree with @arenyth.  I think it’s just too “flashy” of a MOB dress.  Just my opinion though.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I say it’s totally fine. If she loves it, let her wear it! PS your mom is right–you can’t restrict people from wearing that color combination.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with arenyth. It doesn’t say mother of the bride to me, but that’s all in personal opinion!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I honestly think that it’s not figure flattering… err at all. Stripes should fall vertical, and they don’t quite. I dunno, sorry you might find that cruel but she’d look much nicer in a dress that flatters her figure.

Note: I think the color is OK because it isn’t ALL white NOR purple so it “goes” but doesn’t match.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a firm believer that you can keep people from wearing white to your wedding if you know about it beforehand. Tell your mom that it’s important to you to be the only one wearing white, and suggest a different dress. Moms can really be difficult sometimes. Mine kept wanting to wear red even though I told her I’m really trying to avoid red because our colors are blue and white, and I’m really not going for the americana look!

As much as you can, I would try to help her find a new dress.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I definitely don’t think the white and purple should be a problem. Its not a white dress therefore thats not an issue and so what if it has some purple that matches the bridesmaids? But I do agree with PP that its not exaclty a MOB dress either

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t have a problem with the colors but I don’t think it looks like an appropriate MOB dress.  Too flashy and club-dress like, IMO.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

Aww, I think if she likes you, you should let her wear it!

Of course, my mom is not very confident about her looks, and I told her over and over that I didn’t care what she wore, as long as it made her feel like a million bucks. (And it looks like that’s how your mom feels in those pics!)

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The colors aren’t the issue, I REALLY think she can find another dress that is more appropriate for the MOB. Sorry :/

ETA: I think the dress is okay, I just don’t know that it screams MOB, but if she is happy with it and you are too, let her do it.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@ddw: Exactly–I was going to say that! OP’s mom looks like she feels GREAT in that dress, and that is what matters at the end of the day.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

the colors aren’t an issue — it isn’t mostly white, and it will go nicely with your bridal party. would she wear a cardigan over it? that’s the only way to make it mob-appropriate imo.

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